Commonly Overlooked Things
On Halo 3, did you notice in matchmaking how you keep getting assassinated for some odd reason when you take your eyes off your motion sensor radar? It's one of the commonly overlooked things, I'll list them and maybe next time you'll take better heed in Halo 3 Matchmaking.
1. Your Radar is Your Friend
This is most commonly overlooked, hardly anyone pays much attention to their radar, thus making them get killed by people who are not stealthy when it comes to assassination. It also makes it hard to tell if someone is coming down the hall behind you when you're going the same way their going (as in, you're going away from them but they're going towards you) until you get shot by them or assassinated. In other words, until it's too late.
Tip to Avoid Overlooking: Try to remember to focus on your radar when you're at a standstill or when going down a small hallway, this way you can't get easily assassinated without you knowing they're back there or you won't pass your enemy who is moving clumsily while camping and he kills you easy.
2. Energy Sword Wielders
People overlook that Energy Sword wielders are very dangerous, especially when they know how to make it so you can't see them on radar. People always think that the Energy Sword is one of the crappiest weapons in game when actually it's a power weapon by default (as in, you can get one hit killed by it even if it's not to your back). Why is this overlooked? People kill them likewise with a long ranged power weapon or assassination when they least expect it.
Tip to Avoid Overlooking: Stay your distance from these bad boys, don't go rushing in madly while shooting, this just tells them to rush in to you and lunge strike. Also, if you know the guy wielding the Energy Sword is clever to avoid being detected by the Motion Radar (like I am), then you must be extremely vigilant, if you see them, start back-peddling and shooting at the same time, but keep your target so you can kill him before he can even get in range to lunge.
3. Spartan Lasers
Even though these weapons are very slow at firing and hardly anyone uses them unless facing a slow and heavy vehicle like a Scorpion, is someone can moving aim fire with these, it means trouble for your team (or a good thing, depends if he's on your team or not). So yes, Spartan Lasers are overlooked often, that is until you get lasered.
Tip to Avoid Overlooking: Try to keep an eye out for that little red line that tells you they're charging to fire at you. If you see it, find some cover fast before they get a chance to move aim and shoot you perfectly.
4. Light Vehicles Like the Warthog
Everyone loves it when a vehicle can't hit them because they know they can jump over it to avoid it, however, what happens when you don't realize it, but you're not looking at your radar and being cocky? When someone is trying to splatter you all over the wall with a light vehicle, it can be hard to keep an eye out for someone who will come up to you and just melee you in the back of the head, or if the light vehicle does something I call "V-Assassination".
Tip to Avoid Overlooking: Try to hijack the drivers side so you can drive the rest of them off a cliff if you know how to tip it off, otherwise, just drive around until they jump out, then try to do the same to them as they were doing to you, splatter them. Also, while avoiding a light vehicle, try to keep an eye out for snipers/assassins/other vehicles so you don't end up killed. While just minding your own business, killing people left and right, don't be a fool and take your eyes off the radar (as said in number 1), a vehicle may be quiet enough to sneak to a position where it can boost splatter and V-Assassinate.
5. Missile Pods
Missile Pods are probably the most dangerous power weapon in game, however, people don't exactly think that unless they're in a vehicle, something it can lock on to. It's stupid to think that a Missile Pod can't hit a player out of a vehicle, in fact, a Missile Pod is a Rocket Launcher from Halo 2. Once someone can get a decent hit to you with a Missile Pod, then you know you're dead.
Tip to Avoid Overlooking: Just make sure someone snipes him before you go towards him, or try no scope sniping him so he can't hit you with that damned weapon. Either that, or try to get behind him, otherwise, all I can say is do the strategy you do with a normal Rocket Launcher, jump over the rocket.
6. Your Back Open While Sniping
While sniping, it's tempting to go to an edge to snipe out people if you're really good at it, however, this opens up your back unless your back is against someone else's and they are sniping too. This makes assassinating you easier, for the fact that your range sight is limited, and you won't have enough time to react to someone shooting at your back if you only have the Sniper Rifle or Energy Rifle and Assault Rifle or some other crappy, short-range weapon.
Tip to Avoid Overlooking: Try to make sure your back is against something first, so no one can get behind you (since you cannot see your motion radar), and make sure every once in a while, you make sure no one is coming up to where you are by getting out of sniper scope, and looking around. Also, if you really need to go over and peer over the edge to snipe, make sure you have a good long range weapon (I.E., Rocket Launcher) so you can react to someone shooting at your back faster.
Those are all of my tips that I can provide right now, I'm sure I can get a few more. I don't necessarily play Halo 3, but I do play Halo 2, and when I go over to my friends house, Halo 3, so some of this stuff has happened to me.
Hope you stop overlooking stuff!
Added by: megadude454 Jun 15th 2009, ID#4554